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Crossogaster Mayr

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Sycoecinae)

Crossogaster Mayr 1885. Type species: Crossogaster triformis Mayr 1885.

Classification

 

Crossogaster hilli van Noort, 1994

Crossogaster inusitata van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster lachaisei van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster lurida van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster michaloudi van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster oculagrandis van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster odorans Wiebes, 1981

 

Crossogaster ovata van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster praeacuta van Noort,1994

 

Crossogaster quadrata van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster rashbrooki van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster rastellus van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster robertsoni van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster stigma van Noort, 1994

 

Crossogaster triformis Mayr, 1885

 

Crossogaster vansomereni van Noort, 1994

Distribution

Restricted to the Afrotropical region.

Biology

Non-pollinators, entering the fig and galling ovules in fig species of Section Galoglychia (Subsections Platyphyllae, Chlamydodorae, Crassicostae, Caulocarpae).

Reference

Mayr, G. 1885. Feigeninsecten. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 35, 147-250.  

van Noort S. 1994. Systematics of the Sycoecine fig wasps (Agaonidae, Chalcidoidea, Hymenoptera), III (Crossogaster). Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wettenschappen, 97(1): 83-122.  

Credits

Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

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Web authors Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

and Jean-Yves Rasplus (INRA, France)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. & Rasplus, JY. 2018. Figweb: figs and fig wasps of the world. URL: www.figweb.org(Accessed on <day-month-year>).

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